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Exploring Everglades ecosystem health Permanent Link

Working together to develop a report card - meeting newsletter

This newsletter describes the results from the first workshop to develop the Everglades Report Card and provides a roadmap for the future of this project. Members of the RECOVER (REstoration COordination VERification) team met with the Integration and Application Network to begin work on the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report. This workshop, held in West Palm Beach, Florida, took a system-wide view and is the first of four workshops to create these two documents. The system status report will give results on restoration progress and current projects being completed to achieve restoration success in the Everglades. The Everglades Report Card will be a synthesized and integrated report on the current health of the Everglades ecosystems.

Report cards and system dynamics modelling Permanent Link

A novel approach to advance management and health of river basins

This newsletter summarizes the outcomes of a workshop exploring the linkages and potential benefits of combining river basin health report cards and system dynamics modelling. These two approaches have traditionally been utilized separate from each other, however merging the two will lead to better management of the world's river basins. The ultimate goal of the workshop with UMCES, WWF, and LHI, along with other participants at this workshop was to develop tools and strategies to better manage and conserve the world's limited freshwater resources. The workshop was held November 9-11, 2016 in Annapolis, Maryland, United States.

Upper Mississippi River Conference 2016 Action Agenda Permanent Link

Raise the Grade

On Oct. 13–14, 2016, River Action, in association with the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association, hosted the ninth annual Upper Mississippi River Conference, entitled “Raise the Grade,” in Moline, Illinois. The conference brought together over 200 participants from 95 organizations to develop solutions to overcome the many challenges identified in the 2015 America’s Watershed Initiative (AWI) Report Card for the Mississippi River watershed.

The major achievement of the 2016 UMR Conference was in bringing different river stakeholders together to open dialog and discuss issues across sectors to develop the Action Agenda to improve conditions in the Upper Mississippi River Basin. This Action Agenda will serve as the basis for maintaining communications across sectors and approaching strategies for “Raising the Grade” through multi-sector education and outreach. An updated report on the Action Agenda will be given at successive conferences, starting in 2017.

Assessing the health of the Indian River Lagoon Permanent Link

The Indian River Lagoon on the east coast of Florida is a biodiverse ecosystem of temperate and tropical habitats with significant aesthetic, social, and economic value. However, development pressures have been increasing for decades with 2016 being a year of record algal blooms and fish kills. A January 2016 workshop gathering of scientists, resource managers, and citizens is the first step towards creating a ecosystem health report card in order to document the progress or failure in restoration efforts of this estuary.

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Reporte de salud río Bita 2016 Permanent Link

Este reporte de salud provee una evaluación transparente, oportuna y geográficamente detallada del río Bita, que es una de las sub-cuencas del río Orinoco. En 2016, la calificación global para el río Bita es de 3.6. Esto significa que el Bita cuenta con una salud moderadamente buena. Para más detalles visite el reporte en la página web orinocoriver.ecoreportcard.org.

Avaliando a saúde da Baía de Guanabara e sua Bacia Hidrográfica Permanent Link

Nós realizamos um workshop com o objetivo de produzir um Boletim (Score Card) para a Baía de Guanabara e sua bacia hidrográfica. Essa newsletter resume as discussões que aconteceram entre um grupo de cientistas sociais e ambientais, engenheiros e representates do governo, reunidos para desenvolver um esboço preliminar dos indicadores e regiões a serem reportadas para a avaliação da Baía de Guanabara e sua bacia hidrográfica.

Assessing the health of Guanabara Bay and its river basins Permanent Link

We held an initial workshop April 25, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to begin production of a report card for the Guanabara Bay and its watershed. This newsletter summarizes the discussions with environmental and social scientists, engineers, and government officials who developed a first draft of the indicators and reporting regions for the assessment of Guanabara Bay and its river basins.

Report card of the Guaviare River Basin, Colombia Permanent Link

Evaluation of Colombian tributaries of the Orinoco

This newsletter summarizes the outcomes from the workshop to develop the Guaviare River Basin Report Card. This is one of three tributaries to the Orinoco River that report cards are being developed for in Colombia, and the third workshop for this effort. Values, threats, and indicators were the key items determined in the three day workshop that took place in San José del Guaviare, Colombia.

Report card of the Bita River Basin, Colombia Permanent Link

Evaluation of Colombian tributaries of the Orinoco

This newsletter summarizes the outcomes from the workshop to develop the Bita River Basin Report Card. This is one of three tributaries to the Orinoco River that report cards are being developed for in Colombia, and the second workshop for this effort. Values, threats, and indicators were the key items determined in the three day workshop that took place in Puerto Carreño, Colombia.

Report card of the Meta River Basin, Colombia Permanent Link

Evaluation of Colombian tributaries of the Orinoco

This newsletter summarizes the outcomes from the first workshop to develop the Meta River Basin Report Card. This is one of three tributaries to the Orinoco River that report cards are being developed for in Colombia. Values, threats, and indicators were the key items determined in the three day workshop that took place in Puerto Lopez, Colombia.

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